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Church and state

Author: Lynn M Zott
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether there should be a separation of church and state to protect religious liberty, whether banning federal funds for embryonic stem cell research violates the separation of church and state, and other issues.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn M Zott
ISBN: 9780737754322 073775432X 9780737754339 0737754338
OCLC Number: 706965634
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. What should the relationship be between church and state in the U.S.? --
Historically there has been a wall between church and state / Charles C. Haynes --
There is no historical basis for a separation between church and state / Ken Klukowski --
America is a Christian nation / Robert Knight --
America is a secular nation / Stuart Whatley --
Religious expression in the United States is too public and political / Barry Lynn --
The separation of church and state in the United States has gone too far / Louis DeBroux --
There should be a separation of church and state to protect religious liberty / Elizabeth Katz --
The post-1947 concept of church and state has led to intolerance of religious expression / Christopher Merola --
Part II. How does the wall between church and state affect political issues? --
Religious leaders should not get involved in politics / Ronald J. Rychlak --
Religious leaders have the right to get involved in politics / Lisa Fabrizio --
Politicians should be allowed to let their religious beliefs influence policy decisions / David Limbaugh --
The introduction of religious beliefs into policy decisions must be opposed / Jeffrey S. Victor --
Political candidates should be free to talk about religious beliefs / Ken Connor --
Political candidates rely too much on religion / Abraham H. Foxman --
Part III. How does the separation of church and state impact policy decisions? --
Religious leaders are becoming more active in immigration debate / Cindy Carcamo --
Religious leaders' immigration activism is a political convenience / Benjamin Van Horrick --
Proposition 8 violates the separation of church and state / James Brosnahan --
Proposition 8 does not violate the separation of church and state / Robert Alt --
Banning Federal funds for embryonic stem cell research violates the separation of church and state / David Holcberg, Alex Epstein --
Taxpayers should not be forced to fund embryonic stem cell research / Warren Mass --
School vouchers violate the separation of church and state / Miranda Hale --
School vouchers do not necessarily violate the separation of church and state / Larry M. Elkin --
Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act would threaten religious freedom / Ron Sider --
The Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional / Geoffrey R. Stone --
Part IV. How does the separation of church and state affect other issues? --
Banning the Cordoba House would be a violation of the separation of church and state / Katha Pollitt --
Banning the Cordoba House would not be a violation of the separation of church and state / George Neumayr --
Repealing the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy maintains the separation of church and state / Gene Robinson --
Repealing the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy will infringe on religious beliefs of military chaplains / Daniel Blomberg --
The phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is an establishment of religion / Mike Whitney --
Removing the phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is an attempt to establish secularism / Albert Mohler --
Teaching intelligent design is a violation of the separation of church and state / MSNBC.com --
Teaching intelligent design is not a violation of the separation of church and state / Jack Wellman.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Lynn M. Zott, book editor.

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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether there should be a separation of church and state to protect religious liberty, whether banning federal funds for embryonic stem cell research violates the separation of church and state, and other issues.

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